Doctors at the Eric Williams Medical Complex are due to do surgery tomorrow to save the leg of 16-year-old Kherse Walker of Castara.
She was airlifted to Trinidad from the Scarborough General Hospital for surgery on her left leg after her parents refused to have the badly damaged limb amputated.
Walker was involved in a car accident on April 21 on the westbound land of the Claude Noel Highway near the Signal Hill traffic lights, around 1.30am. She was in the passenger seat of a car driven by Trevon Bonas, 18. He lost control of the silver Madza 323 and crashed head-on into a metal railing. The car landed in a trench.
Other drivers stopped to remove the teens from the wrecked car. When police arrived the two had been placed on the roadside. One of Bonas’s legs was severed and Walker suffered similar injuries. They were taken to the hospital and then airlifted to Trinidad.
Bonas, a fifth form student of the Scarborough Secondary School, received a blood transfusion and returned to Tobago earlier this week.
Both teens remain in a stable condition.